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Ooooooooooo and I almost forgot… There’s a shiny new website… Arthcwtch is home, right now it’s the hub of all our various activities, as it grows we’ll add friends and neighbours and interesting things in. (and I’m terribly proud of … Continue reading

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The MOVE…

Frequently, often, it’s me who updates these posts – but James kept really scrupulous point notes during the disaster that was the 7+ days of actual moving, so I’ll let him tell it in point form… Mon Sept 24 – … Continue reading

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More .. stuff

The house has passed it’s structural inspection, there are some relatively minor issues that will need dealing with but nothing dramatic The water test came back a bit dodgy but that’s not to be unexpected with a dug well and … Continue reading

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T-minus 16 days

Well 16 days till we have to pack the truck and actually start the moving process. We have the utilities mostly set up, phone and power, we’ll order heating oil when we get there. James is working on getting the … Continue reading

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We have a HOME!

Offer was accepted as presented – $90,000, conditional only on a structural inspection – they’re actually gonna leave a few things behind we didn’t ask for, but can always use – like the washer / dryer, and 2 bedroom suites … Continue reading

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And the winner is….

It was a very tight two horse race in the end… Initially we emailed our agent that we wanted to pursue an offer on the Tidd’s Lane property. The house was done – move in ready, James really like the … Continue reading

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He’s home

Another 5 day house hunting trip, this time James went on his own… because I trust his judgment and taste, because we’ve talked about this enough and know each other well enough that we each know what the other wants, … Continue reading

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The forth coming trip….

Originally when we first started out with this plan, my intention was that we would spend a week+ touring around Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and New Brunswick looking for a house. However, once my spread sheets of ‘possible properties’ … Continue reading

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Down time…

Taking today off, and probably tomorrow as well… It’s been an emotional week. The whole business really from the beginning has been an emotional roller coaster and now we’re on our way down the final really BIG hill. We’ll reach … Continue reading

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May you live in interesting times…..

Well the contract we had on the house was getting more and more interesting, there were questions about whether or not they’d have the finances to close, but weren’t willing to sign a schedule of conditional on finance. Their bank … Continue reading

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Back to the ol’ drawing board….

Our trip over to Nova Scotia was perfectly wonderful many ways. We had the most delightful host, a lovely lady with newfs …. just so we wouldn’t be missing our daily dose of slobber. She was delightful – and most … Continue reading

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Still up in the air…

Like 99% of all home deals, there’s always a fly in the ointment somewhere. The home inspection on Tuesday turned up a few issues. Nothing I’m overly worried about, but as the buyers are in Ontario and have only the … Continue reading

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And we’re off to the races….

Ok.. flights to Nova Scotia booked for August 7th, car rental booked, a very lovely friend has offered to let us crash at her place, home inspection has been booked for 9;30 Tuesday morning, we are all systems go here. … Continue reading

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One of those exciting days…

There are moments in The Plan®, that are almost epiphany like. The moments seem sudden, but they’re usually a culmination of little tiny bits and pieces that finally suddenly fit together and then OMG! another corner of the puzzle that … Continue reading

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Lets talk about The Plan®

It’s been a while… There was two weeks of pure insanity leading up to actually having the house ready for showings – no posts. Then the collapse in an exhausted heap – no posts. And then the showings – 3 … Continue reading

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15 months late, and more than a dollar short…

We’re finally on the market. Listed today with the agent we used when we bought here. He’s brought in a colleague as well. I suspect with a number of housing developments on his roster he doesn’t entirely have the time, … Continue reading

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And so … on to the next thing

Ah no rest for the wicked…. with the back splash tiling done in the kitchen (more on that later) it’s on to hardwood flooring in the office and upstairs hallways There are really only a couple big jobs left, the … Continue reading

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Tweak the Geek

The geek in me finds this abandoned Teleglobe Satellite Sation very intriguing. (lots more pictures and stories) http://brnation.d2sector.net/ue/telezemecko.html Heck 365 acres of beautiful Nova Scotia forest, $245,000 – it’s a good deal But what in the name of all that … Continue reading

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A bit of good news finally

James got an email tonight (sent two days ago!) from one of our agents… the property in Western Bay we’ve had on the market since October of ’09… she has someone interested, did we have the survey? huh? I thought … Continue reading

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